6x6" oil on linen panel
#6 of "100 in 100"
I have been itching to paint this scene. I have a photo which has three boats with their reflections, but for this small piece, only one would fit well. I loved the colors and festive feel of the scene. Anything to do with water is wonderful. It gives you a completely different perspective on things to look in on the land, and be a part of the water-world. This little Sunfish sail boat, part of a fleet of Sunfish sailboats, are owned by a man on the Rappahanock River. He finds them, restores them, then finds kids and families who can't afford new boats, and off they go to a new owner. He also teaches sailing to kids and groups. We had a Sailfish, which never made it onto the water, but he was able to get her back into shape and she now is sailing off into the sunset with a family. Thus the title.
Quote for today:
"Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found."
- James Russell Lowell